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Careers opportunities with Mergermarket Group

Data Research Analyst/Senior Research Analyst – Japanese speaking

Mergermarket, Hong Kong

Mergermarket’s research division is looking to hire a full time analyst with strong language skills to be based in Hong Kong.

Mergermarket is a global provider of in-depth analysis and forward-looking information on corporate strategy and M&A activity for investment banks, private equity firms, advisors and corporate clients.

The position offers unique opportunities to get full exposure to M&A markets and to familiarize on Equity Capital Market activities in overall Asia. The role will primarily involve researching, evaluating and pricing mergers and acquisitions as well as producing in-depth sector and country reports.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Performing desktop research on real-time M&A transactions
  • Interpreting financial data and other financial information in relation to M&A transactions
  • Contributing to and producing reports and data for publications based on this research using specialised knowledge of the M&A arena and the financial markets;
  • Quality checking the historical database to ensure it reflects and provides a consistent high standard of data and analysis
  • Analyzing specific transactions to determine whether or not they meet the database inclusion criteria
  • Cleaning and updating the database to ensure that deal records, company records and individual profiles are accurate and comprehensive
  • Tracking and updating a specific universe of private equity firms in terms of their activity.

Following qualifications are expected for an ideal candidate:

  • Fluency, including knowledge of business terminology, in English and Japanese a plus;
  • A Business, Finance, Economics degree or equivalent preferred but not essential;
  • Detail-oriented, diligent and with a genuine interest in M&A/Corporate Finance
  • Understanding of financial statements;
  • Good computer skills (especially Excel);
  • Highly numerate;
  • Knowledge of research methodologies;

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter quoting reference “MMResAnalyst29” to asia.mmresearch.hiring@mergermarket.com. Your covering letter should outline your interest in the role and why you feel you are suited to it.

Candidate with more knowledge about M&A and transaction database will be considered as a senior role.

The Mergermarket Group is fully committed to a policy of non-discrimination and to promoting equality of opportunity in employment on grounds of merit, experience, skills and aptitude in order to maximize the full potential of both existing and prospective employees.